Proceedings of the 7th conference of the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology (EUSFLAT-11)

Evaluating Consulting Firms Using a Centroid Ranking Approach based Fuzzy MCDM Method

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Ta-Chung Chu
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Ta-Chung Chu
Available Online August 2011.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/eusflat.2011.50How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Consulting firms, Fuzzy MCDM, Centroid, Ranking
Abstract
The purpose of this paper is to evaluate and select consulting firms by suggesting a centroid ranking approach based fuzzy multiple criteria decision making (MCDM) method, where ratings of alternatives versus qualitative criteria and the different importance weights among criteria are assessed in linguistic values represented by fuzzy numbers. Criteria are categorized to qualitative, benefit quantitative and cost quantitative ones. Membership functions of the final fuzzy evaluation values can be developed through -cuts and interval arithmetic. The ranking approach of Euclidean distance based on centroid points is applied to determine the ranking order of all alternatives. Formulas for the ranking procedure can be clearly derived. Finally, a numerical example is used to demonstrate the computational process of the suggested model.
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Proceedings of the 7th conference of the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology
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Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
August 2011
ISBN
978-90-78677-00-0
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/eusflat.2011.50How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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